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St. Sebastian's Celebrates the Season with Annual Christmas Program

On Friday, December 20, the St. Sebastian's Community gathered to celebrate the season with a Christmas program full of song and scripture.

The program started with "O Come, All Ye Faithful" and then Fr. John Arens provided the Prayer for the Lighting of the Advent Wreath. Students provided readings of scripture and the St. Sebastian's Schola, Mass Ensemble and Faculty Chorale provided music, including "Joy To The World," "Do You Hear What I Hear," and a wonderful performance of "I Wonder As I Wander" sung by Mr. Meyer Chambers with Colin Lapus '21 on piano.

The second half of the program featured contemporary Christmas music. The Chamber Ensemble performed "The Christmas Song," and "Secret Agent Sugar Plum." The Rock Band delivered a lively version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" with strong vocals by Derron St. Marie '24. The Jazz Band performed "Christmas Wrapping," "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home," and "Christmas Eve / Sarajevo 12/24." Special guest singer Alexa Serowik, sister of Jeff Serowik '20, sang her rendition of "Little Drummer Boy." The students and faculty joined in singing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," always a crowd favorite.

Thank you to the students and faculty members who shared their musical gifts with our Community, including: Mr. Karl Grohmann, director of the Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and co-director of the Rock Band, Mr. Meyer Chambers, director of the Schola, Mass Ensemble and Faculty Chorale and Mr. Manuel Pettine, co-director of the Rock Band.

A student reads scripture
A student reads scripture
Students perform a musical piece
Students play their instruments
Students play their instruments
A teacher and students play their violins
A student provides a scripture reading
A student provides a scripture reading
A student provides a scripture reading
A faculty member performs a song
A student reads a scripture verse
Students attend the annual Christmas program
Students enjoy the Christmas program
Students sing during the Christmas program
Students sing during the Christmas program
Students sing during the Christmas program
Students enjoy the Christmas program
A student wears sunglasses during a performance
Students play instruments during the Christmas program
Students wear sunglasses during a performance at the Christmas program
A student plays his instrument
A student and his sister enjoy the Christmas program
A student enjoys the Christmas program
A student sings during a performance
Students enjoy the Christmas program.
Students play their instruments
Students perform with their instruments.
Students and faculty perform
Students perform on their instruments
A student plays the guitar
Students sing during the program
Students and a teacher perform during the Christmas program.
A vocalist sings during the Christmas program
A vocalist sings during the Christmas program.
Students and faculty sing Christmas songs
Headmaster Bill Burke provides remarks and announcements
The winner of the ugly sweater competition
Students sing songs at the Christmas program
Students, faculty, and staff sing at the Christmas program
Father John Arens lights the Advent Wreath candles
Studens, faculty, and staff sing during the Christmas program
Father John Arents blesses the Advent Wreath candles
Students, faculty, staff and parents fill the church at the Christmas program.